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3 Research-Backed Ways To Help Your High Need Baby Sleep

In a recent survey, I asked parents of high need babies about sleep. Based on what I’ve heard from parents over the past nine years of running this site, I felt quite confident in being able to predict

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How To Handle Sleep Regressions With Your High Need Baby

By Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Consultant of The Baby Sleep Site® Sleep regressions are no joke, man. A sleep regression can cause even the best sleeper to suddenly take too-short naps (or skip

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Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

I’ve heard several people refer to “the high needs puzzle”, and it’s a term I’m growing to use and love more and more. Too often, we’re told that there is one, singular

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You’re Not Letting Me Have the Happy Home I Wanted (A Letter to My High Need Child)

To my darling high need child: Before I start, let me emphasize that I love you more than life itself. I would do anything for you, and wouldn’t trade you for anything in the world. BUT…….. The

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Ask the Experts: Harvey Karp

Dr. Harvey Karp is a pediatrician and author of the best-selling books, CD’s and DVD’s in the Happiest Baby on the Block and the Happiest Toddler on the Block series.  Dr. Karp’s techniques

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Susan’s Story: A Moment of Perspective

There are times when I have a moment of clarity. Today was one. After we came back from being out all day I was worn out. I looked at Jacob and thought: This is one of those moments when I wish I could

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Nothing is Wrong…She’s Just a High Need Baby

I’ve spent more than 8 months wondering what was wrong with my baby, testing various theories, hating myself, resenting her, fighting with my husband, and getting nowhere. I’ve finally figured

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Short Naps, Waking Too Early, and Not Sleeping Through the Night?

I recently asked our parents to tell me the biggest issue they’re struggling with right now. Can you guess what it is? Yes – SLEEP! I asked my friend Erica from Confident Parenting for some

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Heather’s Story: Having a Baby That Never Slept

I think this is an important story to share with you. Many of the personal stories we post on the blog follow a few predictable patterns: A baby suddenly becomes fussy at 2 weeks of age (colic), a colicky

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